Château Cantenac-Brown

About Château Cantenac-Brown

Château Cantenac Brown is an 1855 classified third growth, located in Cantenac within the most prestigious Médoc appellation, Margaux. The vineyard lies across the Margaux and Cantenac plateaus: 39.5 hectares of gravelly soil and clay-limestone soils, as well as 16 hectares of small gravel plots and 5 hectares of clay-limestone plots. This diversity of terroirs offers a great richness to the blending process and ensures constant quality over several vintages.

 

The vineyard was founded in 1806 by a Scotsman, John Lewis Brown. His hard work and high standards were rewarded in 1855 when the Bordeaux Classification ranked Cantenac Brown among the most esteemed vineyards.

 

A spectacular testimony to its Scottish ancestry: the estate’s emblematic Tudor-style château makes it the most remarkable property in the Médoc region. The Château is surrounded by an immense garden featuring the arboretum initially planted by John Lewis Brown.

 

Today the Château is managed by the French family Le Lous. Tristan Le Lous, an agronomist with a passion for oenology, is very involved in managing the estate, together with José Sanfins, who is inextricably linked with the estate’s modern history. The meeting of this twosome was a pivotal milestone.

 

In 2020, aware of the importance of preserving the estate’s land and exceptional environment, Tristan Le Lous and José Sanfins launched the construction of a new wine cellar built entirely of raw earth in which environmental quality standards are set at today’s highest possible level, while guaranteeing thermal inertia and the perfect humidity for ageing thanks to the power of the earth.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Cantenac Brown 2015 (1x1800cl)
HK$19,955.00
2015

Cantenac Brown 2015 (1x1800cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (93-96)

The 2015 Cantenac Brown is superb. Translucent, weightless and totally finessed, the 2015 offers outstanding purity and exceptional overall balance. Sweet plum, tobacco, cedar, licorice and new leather are some of the many nuances that take shape in the glass, but it is the wine's purity that is most impressive. Hints of lavender, iron and smoke add shades of nuance on the tightly wound finish. Over the two weeks I followed it, the Grand Vin put on considerable depth and power. It will be interesting to see where things end up here, but the 2015 was superb all three times I tasted it. Cantenac Brown is one of the great still affordable wines of the year. Don't miss it.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 1x1800cl 1 93-96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$19,955.00
Cantenac Brown 2016 (1x1800cl)
HK$19,955.00
2016

Cantenac Brown 2016 (1x1800cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (95)

Flowers, truffle, espresso, tobacco and dark, red fruits are all over the place. Concentrated, full-bodied, lush, round and with layers of fruit and energy, the wine is deep, filled with juice and vivacious. The blend was made from 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot. 95 Points
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 1x1800cl 1 95 (WCI) Read Review/Description HK$19,955.00
Cantenac Brown 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$2,750.00
2016

Cantenac Brown 2016 (6x75cl)

The Wine Cellar Insider (95)

Flowers, truffle, espresso, tobacco and dark, red fruits are all over the place. Concentrated, full-bodied, lush, round and with layers of fruit and energy, the wine is deep, filled with juice and vivacious. The blend was made from 68% Cabernet Sauvignon and 32% Merlot. 95 Points
In Stock in France

Bordeaux 6x75cl 2 95 (WCI) Read Review/Description HK$2,750.00
Cantenac Brown 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$2,505.00
2017

Cantenac Brown 2017 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2017 Cantenac Brown has really come together nicely. The typically overt Cantenac Brown style is present in a round, supple Margaux that exudes textural richness and raciness. Dark cherry, spice, chocolate and licorice all flesh out in this wonderfully inviting, supple Margaux, with pretty savory notes that add freshness and energy. This understated wine is all class.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 3 94 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,505.00
Cantenac Brown 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$3,440.00
2018

Cantenac Brown 2018 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94-97)

Winey and dark in profile, with steeped currant, plum and blackberry fruit, buttressed by ganache, smoldering tobacco and warm earth notes. Accents of bay leaf, alder and mineral are in reserve. Delivers a beguiling feel despite the concentration. A very strong showing.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-97 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$3,440.00
Cantenac Brown 2019 (6x75cl)
HK$2,310.00
2019

Cantenac Brown 2019 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94-96)

Winemaker José Sanfins is doing sterling work at this fast-improving Margaux estate. The 2019 Cantenac Brown represents around half the crop, picked 18 September to 9 October and then matured in 60% new oak. It has a slightly more extravagant bouquet than its peers, more expressive with vivacious blackberry, raspberry and cranberry fruit mingling with cedar and cigar humidor scents. The palate is very cohesive with sappy red fruit, beautifully judged acidity and a harmonious, fulfilling dark chocolate-tinged finish that lingers wonderfully. What an exquisite, well-crafted Margaux with oodles and oodles of charm.
Estimated Arrival to France:
12-14 months

Bordeaux 6x75cl 1 94-96 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,310.00
Cantenac Brown 2020 (6x75cl)
HK$2,190.00
2020

Cantenac Brown 2020 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (96-97)

Fantastic depth of fruit with layers of firm, chewy tannins that are medium-grained and long in the mouth. Full and dynamic. One of the best ever.
Estimated Arrival to France:
+2 years

Bordeaux 6x75cl 9 96-97 (JS) Read Review/Description HK$2,190.00

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